Made to Move with Emily Skye

Emily Skye workout

Who are your heroes? Who inspires you? Who encourages you want to strive for more?

Ok, I’ll stop asking these cheesy questions now.

The reason for the weird questions is because last week I met my fitness hero, Emily Skye!

If you don’t know her, Emily Skye is a super famous personal trainer and fitness model from Australia. She creates online PT programmes for people and produces loads of free content for her blog and YouTube channel.

I have been in awe of her for a couple of years after discovering her Instagram, because a) she’s smoking hot, b) she’s dedicated to fitness and c) she keeps it real.

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NYX Autumn makeup look

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Today I want to write about something a bit different; let’s talk about makeup!

On my about section, it says I’m a bit of a beauty geek and this interest is definitely growing but it isn’t something I’ve written about yet.

I’m the kind of girl who is too intimidated to venture into a high-end makeup shop unless I have a full face of slap on (I’m looking at you Selfridges…) so browsing professional make-up from the comfort of Boots is more my style.

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Smoothing cellulite at Rejuvenate Skin Clinic

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Who doesn’t love a good pampering session? There’s nothing better than treating yourself to something that makes you feel amazing after a stressful day at work.

I’ve recently had the opportunity to try out some of the non-invasive treatments at Rejuvenate Skin Clinic in Manchester, which you can read more about here. The clinic specialises in treatments that help people feel fabulous in their own skin.

Side note, the clinic smells so nice! The scent of lavender oils creates such a relaxing sanctuary to unwind in.

One of the services I was curious about was the cellulite treatment…

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21 Struggles of getting your wisdom tooth removed

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If you follow me on twitter you MIGHT be aware that last week I had my wisdom tooth removed. Although I kept it pretty quiet….*rolls eyes*

Now I don’t like to be overly dramatic but it really was one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced.

Before surgery I read SO many articles about how it was such a standard procedure and the recovery time would be minimal. I believed I would be fine in a few days. I’d survive on ice cream and I might get ‘hamster cheeks’ but it would be no-biggie.

Well it was not the ice-cream binge of happiness I expected.

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Enhancing natural beauty at Rejuvenate Skin Clinic

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Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Rejuvenate Skin Clinic in Manchester. The clinic specialises in non-invasive non-surgical treatments that aim to enhance natural beauty and help you feel more confident in your own skin.

Non-surgical treatments have soared in popularity over the last few years because there is no downtime and they are pain-free. When I visited the London Health show last year (read my post here) I was captivated by Dr Leah Totten’s discussion about non-invasive treatments to keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and glowing.

I turned 25 a couple of months ago, so my interest in anti-ageing products has naturally growth and I’ve started making more of an effort to look after my skin (I now use an eye cream AND a separate night cream.)

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Sampling vegan delights at Vapiano Manchester

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The vegan movement has significantly risen in popularity, so much so that 2016 could be the most important year for vegans yet. It is estimated that 1.2 million people in the UK are vegan and young people and teens make up the highest proportion of that number.

Whether it’s for health reasons, animal welfare, or to be more ethically conscious, veganism is having a renaissance and is no longer just associated with hippies. The vegan lifestyle is being integrated into our community as a norm, a rather trendy norm at that.

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Results with Lucy OnDemand+ First Impressions

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I want to share some exciting fitness news with you; I’m working with Results with Lucy and trialing the OnDemand+ workout plan! Hence why I have used pictures of the gorgeous Lucy Mecklenburg in this blog!

I’m was so excited to start using the Results with Lucy OnDemand+ program because Lucy and her team of fitness gurus have spent the last few years perfecting their amazing fitness programs. My good pal Beky has followed the workouts over the last year and she loves them. So after putting it off for over a week, due to a stubborn cold and general life commitments, I finally set aside some time to explore the website and complete my first workout.

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Five of my favourite protein powders

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Protein powders have evolved so much in terms of flavour, texture and taste. A few years ago it was hard to find more than 3 flavours, but now companies have produced an array of protein products that cater to veggies, vegans and people with a real sweet tooth (aka me).

The flavours have been developed to offer a large range of tastes, so you aren’t just stuck with vanilla or chocolate, plus the marketing has evolved to be more inclusive of everyone – although let’s not mention Protein World’s Beach Body fuck up.

In general, more ‘normal’ people are using protein powders to boost their health and wellbeing whether they attend the gym or not, for example some people use it to supplement their diet if they don’t eat a lot of meat, while others will use it to increase muscle.

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Les Mills Live Manchester

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A couple of weeks ago I attended Les Mills Live, a ‘global fitness festival’ that took over Manchester central for one day only.

Just to give you some background, Les Mills are a fitness company that are responsible for popular workout classes such as Body Pump, Body Attack and RPM spinning.

Les Mills Live is a day featuring a variety of their classes performed by top instructors from around the world.

I was familiar with BodyPump and RPM anyway because I do them at my gym, but I hadn’t heard of the others. I was looking forward to trying out classes the Body Balance, GRIT strength and CXWORKX (which was a core based workout that looked like HELL!)

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